Beech 76 Duchess, G-BMJT
The aircraft took off from Belfast (City) Airport and the landing gear was retracted. Witnesses heard a sound similar to that of a reduction in engine power and shortly afterwards the aircraft turned to the left. It failed to gain any further height, struck some trees and crashed into a sports field, coming to rest against a substantial steel mesh fence. There was an immediate fire. The pilot escaped from the aircraft unassisted but suffered severe burns.
G-BMJT 1-06.pdf (340.75 kb)
Date of occurrence: 10 April 2005